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Isaiah 9:7

Of the greatness of his government and peace
    there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
    and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
    with justice and righteousness
    from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
    will accomplish this.

Reflect

This scripture describes that God has a better plan, a better covenant than that which existed in the Old Testament. This verse and the several that precede it do not tell us when, but rather something about what. A child will be born, the government will be upon this child’s shoulders, he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, and Prince of Peace. In verse 7 we read on to learn there will be no end to his reign, he will come from the house of David and rule over God’s Kingdom with justice and righteousness from that time to eternity.

In this season we celebrate the coming of the Savior who desires all to be saved and come to the knowledge of truth. This is indeed God’s gift, the Good News we celebrate this season and every season.

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I Timothy 2:1-7

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lying—and a true and faithful teacher of the Gentiles.

Pray

Good morning God! Help us to comprehend the barely comprehensible in the gift in Jesus. Open our hearts and our minds to the mystery and the majesty of the birth and life of your Son we celebrate this season.

Mike and Margie Robison

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